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Representation, Spending, and the Personal Vote

Justin Grimmer, Sean J. Westwood, and Solomon Messing

in The Impression of Influence: Legislator Communication, Representation, and Democratic Accountability

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162614
eISBN:
9781400852666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162614.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This introductory chapter provides an overview of how political representation occurs on government spending decisions—one of the most consequential powers of government. Political representation in ... More


The Impression of Influence: Legislator Communication, Representation, and Democratic Accountability

Justin Grimmer, Sean J. Westwood, and Solomon Messing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162614
eISBN:
9781400852666
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162614.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Constituents often fail to hold their representatives accountable for federal spending decisions—even though those very choices have a pervasive influence on American life. Why does this happen? ... More


The Private Abuse of the Public Interest: Market Myths and Policy Muddles

Lawrence D. Brown and Lawrence R. Jacobs

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226076423
eISBN:
9780226076454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226076454.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Despite George W. Bush's professed opposition to big government, federal spending has increased under his watch more quickly than it did during the Clinton administration, and demands on government ... More


The Federal Role in Financing Major Innovations: Information Technology during the Postwar Period

Kira R. Fabrizio and David C. Mowery

in Financing Innovation in the United States, 1870 to the Present

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262122894
eISBN:
9780262277884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262122894.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter explores the history of federal R&D and procurement support for the development of key industries in the IT sector. Procurement with R&D programs is valuable to this study due to the ... More


The Clash of the Texans: The Making of the 1966 Cold War G.I. Bill

Mark Boulton

in Failing Our Veterans: The G.I. Bill and the Vietnam Generation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724873
eISBN:
9780814760420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724873.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the political debates that accompanied the passage of the first of the Vietnam-era G.I. Bills, the Veterans' Readjustment Benefits Act of 1966. It considers the role of Senator ... More


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